Study at Mercyhurst CollegeMercyhurst College is a four-year Catholic liberal arts college, located in Erie, Pennsylvania. The college was established in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy. Its main campus is located in Erie and covers 70 acres. The college offers more than 45 undergraduate majors with over 65 concentrations and enrolls more than 3, 000 students. Mercyhurst College is organized into the following academic schools:
Mercyhurst College participates in NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II level sports and the college's sports teams are nicknamed as the Lakers. They are members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC).
- The Hafenmaier School of Education and Behavioral Sciences
- The School of Arts and Humanities
- The School of Social Sciences
- The Walker School of Business and Communication
- The Zurn School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Profile of Mercyhurst College
The main campus of Mercyhurst College is in Erie, PA (a medium-sized city). The school is a Roman Catholic institution. Mercyhurst College is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Master's degree.
Mercyhurst College students most commonly major in a field related to hospitality and security and law enforcement.
Mercyhurst College Selectivity
The school does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 470 to 580. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 480 or more.
The school offers tenure to reward and retain some professors.
In 2007, Mercyhurst College had 4, 253 enrolled students.
The school is generally not a school for part-time students. Mercyhurst College makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available. Student athletes at Mercyhurst College belong to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference for major sports. The school takes athletics seriously enough to offer athletic financial aid to a significant portion of its students.
Mercyhurst College Programs and Degrees
|General Category||Degrees||Most Common Majors |
|Liberal Arts||226||international studies, liberal arts and sciences, English, political science, interdisciplinary studies, history, physical anthropology, anthropology, . . . |
|Business and Management||167||business management, accounting, business administration, international business, finance|
|Nursing and Emergency Medicine||156||licensed practical nurse, registered nursing|
|Education and Teaching||129||elementary school teaching, special ed, music teaching, early childhood education, family/home economics teaching, math teaching, art education, social studies teaching, . . . |
|Security and Law Enforcement||119||criminal justice and safety, forensic science, criminal justice and administration|
|Therapy and Counselling||39||physical therapist assistant, psychology, art therapy|
|Family and Social Work||35||family and consumer science, social work|
|Science||26||biology, biochemistry, geology, chemistry|
|Medical Support and Technology||25||health service and sciences, medical coding|
|Drama and Performing Arts||12||dance|
|Computer Science and Engineering||12||computer and info science|
|Music||9||music, music performance|
|Fine Arts||8||fine arts|
|office and Administration||4||office management|
|Religion and Philosophy||3||religion, religious education, philosophy|
|Medical administration||2||medical office assistant, medical transcription|
|Cooking and Culinary Arts||0||chef training|
|Engineering Technician||0||computer systems tech|
Contact: Mercyhurst College
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546
General Phone: (814) 824-2000
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